In honor of Chodesh Adar (Mishenichnas Adar Marbim BeSimcha), below are two articles about happiness.
Genetics can determine more than just the way you look.
As CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson reported Tuesday, recent research indicates that they also play a part in how happy you are, and how happy you could be.
Read more: http://matzav.com/study-happiness-is-partially-genetic
Dawn Gluskin writes about happiness being a choice.
As often as possible, I'm a look-on-the-bright-side kind of girl. I choose to be grateful for whatever I have, instead of focusing on the have-nots. I view life's challenges as blessings-in-disguise because of the lessons attached to them. I have not always viewed life through this lens, but as a result of shining the light on my own negative thought patterns over the years, I've learned to keep a positive outlook and have gained more happiness and inner peace. I love to share my optimism with others and it is usually well-received.
Continue reading: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dawn-gluskin/positive-thinking_b_2623144.html